'Luck': Ace Reveals How He Wound Up In Prison

When Chester "Ace" Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) first walked onto the screen in "Luck" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on HBO), he was coming out from a three-year stretch in prison. This week, he opened up to his long-time driver Gus about the circumstances behind it. It appeared to be more exposition for the viewer, but Gus (Dennis Farina) had some pointed opinions of his own regarding what went down.

As it turns out, Ace went to prison because he refused the nearly impossible situation the Feds put him in. After his grandson was caught with six kilos of cocaine in Ace's co-op, the kid was picked up and Ace was given a choice. Either roll over on his partner Michael, who had stashed the coke there in the first place, or see his grandson go to prison for the drugs.

As Ace described the boy at the time, "You couldn't send him out to find six pounds of dog food the shape he was in four years ago." So he opted for a third choice. He took the fall for the drugs and did the time himself. Read More...


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